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Celebrity Jews – News Shows & Emmy Round-Up

NEW SHOW CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD Now streaming on Hulu is The First, an eight-episode limited (i.e., no second season) series about the first mission to Mars. Sean Penn, 58, stars as an astronaut selected for the mission. Reviews have praised Penn’s performance and the series in general. Critics say that the show takes too…

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Celebrity Jews: Neil Simon And Operation Finale

NEIL SIMON OFTEN HAD THE TOUCH Neil Simon, the famous playwright, died on Aug. 25, age 91. The day before, I stumbled onto a YouTube video that noted that 40 of the most famous current working screenwriters were asked in 2017 to name the 100 best screenwriters of all time. They selected Billy Wilder (1906-2002)…

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Celebrity Jews – Movie Updates

AT THE MOVIES Opening on Friday, Aug. 31, are Kin, The Little Stranger and Juliet, Naked. Kin is a sci-fi/action crime thriller about two adopted brothers on the run. Shortly after being released from jail, Elijah (Jack Reynor), who is about 25, is forced to flee with his teen brother Jimmy (Miles Truitt). They are…

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Celebrity Jews: Movies, Binge-Watching And Sports

AT THE MOVIES Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is based on the true-life story of the late John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix, 48). His severe alcoholism led to a car accident that left him a quadriplegic. Callahan gradually regains the will to live via an unlikely mentor: a rich, gay guy named Dexter…

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Celebrity Jews – Musical Corner And Movies

MUSICAL CORNER On June 14, at a ceremony in New York, Detroit-native Allee Willis, 70, was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Eight songwriters were inducted this year, with Willis being the only woman. Willis, a multimedia artist, is best known for writing such mega-hits as “I’ll Be There for You” (the theme…

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Celebrity Jews – Jurassic Park, Fred Rogers And Animals

AT THE MOVIES Opening June 22: Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom is the fourth sequel since Jurassic Park, the blockbuster 1992 Steven Spielberg film that posited that dinosaurs could be brought back from extinction by using their ancient DNA. The premise was interesting, but what knocked everyone’s socks off was the tremendous computer generated (“CGI”) special…

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Celebrity Jews: Solo, TV, And Michelle Wolf

THE SECOND JEWISH SOLO Opens Friday, May 25: The latest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is described as a “space Western.” The film covers Han Solo’s early days as a smuggler and his friendship with Chewbacca, a Wookie. We also find out how he met Lando Calrissian. Alden Ehrenreich, 28, plays Solo,…

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